Center Parcs Longleat Forest

Boardwalk Decking

Center Parcs Longleat Forest is a holiday resort located in Wiltshire, England. It is set within 400 acres of woodland and offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury lodges to treehouses and apartments. The resort offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, including a subtropical swimming paradise with water slides and rapids, a high ropes course, archery, cycling, and much more. There are also several restaurants, cafes, and shops on site, as well as a spa for those looking for a more relaxing break. The emphasis at Center Parcs Longleat is on providing a fun and active family holiday experience in a natural and peaceful setting.

Short break experts Center Parcs contacted Gripsure when replacing its iconic wooden boardwalk with a new structure. Center Parcs Longleat Forest in Wiltshire needed to replace the boardwalk, which formed a main thoroughfare for the village and had been well used by visitors for the past 20 years.

Gripsure Heritage was the perfect choice to revamp the walkway. Its innovative non-slip decking guarantees the safety of guests and staff, whatever the weather.

The structure was designed and installed by B and B Innovations, who chose the thicker 50mm decking, due to the span and use of the boardwalk. The firm created an innovative boardwalk with no bolts passing through any of the structural timbers. Unusually the decking was also fixed underneath to minimise water ingressions and maximise the life of the boardwalk.

The team at Center Parcs were so impressed with the quality, safety and finish of the product that they have since used Gripsure non-slip decking on bridges, boardwalks, steps and deck areas.

  • The Heritage board within the Gripsure range very much matched what we were looking for by giving good coverage in terms of non-slip but also retaining the feel of using a natural product. We are very pleased with the results. We had trialled some of the boards in another area of the village so were confident about how it would perform but the decking has really helped to give an excellent finish to the whole look of the boardwalk.

    Center Parcs Representative